Monthly Archives: October 2010

Funding: Art History Fellowships 2011–2012 Met Museum (US)

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Art History Fellowships 2011–2012 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NB Deadline is very soon 5th November 2010 The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers annual resident fellowships in art history to qualified graduate students at the predoctoral level as well as to postdoctoral researchers. Projects should relate to the Museum’s collection. The fields of research for art history candidates include Asian art, arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, antiquities, arms and armor, costumes, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, textiles, and Western art. Some art history fellowships for travel abroad are also available for students whose projects involve firsthand examination of paintings in major European collections. The application deadline for art history fellowships awarded for the 2011–2012 year…

Monash University Museum of Art Reopens

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Monash University Museum of Art Reopens with Launch Exhibition ‘Change’ The Monash Museum of Art has unveiled their new home with an exhibition entitled Change (27 October – 18 December). The new site is at Monash University’s Caulfield campus and includes a range of gallery spaces, a sculpture court, a public sculpture by Callum Morton, and a series of  ‘distinctive threshold spaces’ including the camopy, spine and light-well. The museum was designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects. The new design provides increased gallery space and will allow the museum to present an expanded program of exhibitions, special projects, education and public programs, as well as displaying works from the Monash University collection, which includes over 1800 works. The launch exhibition showcases…

Funding: Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Curatorial Fellowship 2011–2013

Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Curatorial Fellowship 2011–2013 Deadline: January 20, 2011 The Frick Collection is pleased to announce the availability of a two-year predoctoral fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for an outstanding doctoral candidate who wishes to pursue a curatorial career in an art museum. The fellowship will offer invaluable curatorial training and will provide the scholarly and financial resources required for completing the doctoral dissertation. Internationally renowned for its exceptional collection of Western European art from the early Renaissance through the end of the nineteenth century, The Frick Collection, complemented by the equally significant resources of the Frick Art Reference Library, offers a unique opportunity for object-based research. The Mellon fellowship is best suited to a…

Forum: Hotspots – Culture, Climate and Architecture in Berlin and Melbourne

Hotspots: Culture, Climate and Architecture in Berlin and Melbourne RMIT Gallery in conjunction with the Goethe-Institut Australien and ABC Radio National, warmly invite you to a public forum with leading local and German architects. Peter Mares, presenter of The National Interest, will host this forum examining why Berlin and Melbourne are regarded as the cultural capitals of their countries. What is the urban grounding for such cultural variety? Do  Berlin and Melbourne follow similar urban strategies? What roles do architecture, climate, infrastructure and finance play? Is there a direct relationship between architecture and cultural development? And can architecture be considered as a base as well as a source of inspiration? With Jürgen Mayer H., Visiting Professor at Columbia University, New…

News | Kenneth Reed Bequest for the Art Gallery of New South Wales

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Kenneth Reed Bequest for the Art Gallery of New South Wales Katrina Grant Kenneth Reed, a Sydney-based lawyer, has announced that  he will bequeath a substantial collection of old master paintings, as well as collections of Italian Maiolica and eighteenth-century European porcelain to the Art Gallery of New South Wales. There are more than 70 items in total and the bequest will represent a significant addition to the gallery’s European collection. The paintings include a large number of landscapes – including view paintings and architectural capricci – several portraits and several religious a scenes. The most significant is perhaps the fully finished sketch or modello by the seventeenth-century painter Andrea Camassei ‘St Peter in prison baptising Saintss Processus and Martinian’…

Funding: Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships for Byzantine, pre-Columbian and Landscape Studies (USA)

Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships for Byzantine, pre-Columbian and Landscape Architecture Studies Program Description Dumbarton Oaks offers residential fellowships in three areas of study: Byzantine Studies, Pre-Columbian Studies, and Garden and Landscape Studies. Fellowships are normally awarded for the academic year in which during this time recipients are expected to be in residence at Dumbarton Oaks and devote full time to their study projects without undertaking any other major activities. Fellowships are not renewable and may not be extended. Open To Students Working on Doctoral Dissertation. Postdoctoral Scholars. No citizenship requirements. Eligibility Requirements Candidates must have either fulfilled all preliminary requirements for a PhD at the time of application, hold a doctorate or have established themselves in their field and wish to…

Funding: James Ackerman Prize for Architectural History

Premio James Ackerman The aim of the James Ackerman Award is the annual publication of an original study in the field of architectural history. All periods are eligible within the field of architectural history, and there are no restrictions as to the nationality of the author. The Award has been made possible by a donation to the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio by James S. Ackerman through the BALZAN Prize he was conferred in 2001. Eligibility All periods are eligible within the field of architectural history, and there are no restrictions as to the nationality of the author. The text may be submitted in Italian, English, German, French or Spanish. Only manuscripts ready for publication, with the…

Funding: Visiting Scholar Opportunities at the Canadian Centre for Architecture

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Visiting Scholars Program at the Canadian Centre for Architecture The Study Centre announces the 2011-2012 Visiting Scholars Program. The Program welcomes applications from scholars and architects conducting research at post-doctoral or more advanced academic levels. The Study Centre also offers a limited number of Associate Scholars positions to non-stipendiary residential fellows. CCA and CCA Study Centre The CCA is an international research centre and museum founded on the conviction that architecture is a public concern. Based on its extensive collections, the CCA is a leading voice in advancing knowledge, promoting public understanding, and widening thought and debate on the art of architecture, its history, theory, practice, and role in society today. Inaugurated in 1997, the CCA Study Centre is an…

Funding: Post-Doctoral Fellows at Australian National University

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Post-Doctoral Fellows (2 Positions) The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences is seeking expressions of interest from humanities, social science and creative arts scholars to take up two exciting post-doctoral fellowship opportunities. These appointees will be provided with support and mentoring to assist them in establishing themselves as early career researchers. These positions will be based in Canberra and have a fixed term contract of 3 years. Closing Date 28 November 2010. Position Overview The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences is seeking expressions of interest from early career humanities, social science and creative arts scholars to take up two exciting post-doctoral fellowship opportunities. These appointees will be provided with support and mentoring to assist them in establishing…

Lecture: Dr Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye on ‘France 1500: Between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance’

ean Hey, L’ annunciation (detail), 1490-1495, The Art Institute of Chicago, Collection Mr & Mme Martin A. Ryerson, © photography The Art Institute of Chicago 2010

Dr Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye Director of the Cluny Museum, Paris ‘France 1500: Between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance’ Dr Taburet-Delahaye, visiting Hancock Fellow at the Australian Tapestry Workshop, is the principal curator of the exhibition France 1500 which opened at the Grand Palais in  Paris on 6 October 2010. This exhibition explores a time of unprecedented artistic contact and creative effervescence in France, and takes a close look at various aspects of the art of the time. The exhibition encompasses painting, sculpture, stained glass, tapestry, gold work and the art of the book. It will travel to the Art Institute of Chicago in February 2011. This lecture is the second of a three-part series to be presented in Melbourne by…

Funding: Research Assistant ‘The Production and Reading of Polyphonic Music Sources’ (Warburg Institute)

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Research Assistant in Art History (fixed term, 3 years) The Production and Reading of Polyphonic Music Sources, 1480–1530 Warburg Institute, University of London The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 1 November 2010, and interviews will be held in London on Thursday, 11 November 2010. Applications are invited for a research assistantship in Art History, as part of this major research project funded by the AHRC. The research project is conducted in partnership between Bangor University and the Warburg Institute (University of London), in collaboration with the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM) and the Centre for Computing in the Humanities (King’s College, London). It will present the first systematic study of mise-en-page – the ways in…

Lecture: Alison Inglis ‘The history of the Pre-Raphaelite collection in the NGV’

John William Waterhouse, Ulysses and the Sirens, 1891. Oil on canvas, 100.6 x 202.0 cm. Purchased 1891

Alison Inglis Associate Professor in Art History, School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne An important example of the Brotherhood – The history of the Pre-Raphaelite collection in the National Gallery of Victoria The Ursula Hoff Annual Lecture 2010 This lecture will provide an historical overview of the internationally significant collection of Pre-Raphaelite works in the National Gallery of Victoria International.  It will consider the historical context that produced the major works as well as the motivations that prompted their purchase. Date: 8th November, 6:00pm for 6:30pm. Venue: National Gallery of Victoria International (NGV International), Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, St Kilda Road, Melbourne (via the north entrance via Arts Centre Forecourt). Champagne will be served on arrival. Bookings essential…

Call for Papers: Times excesses – International conference on time in music, literature and art

Time’s excesses in music, literature and art Université de Caen Basse-Normandie This international conference is intended to explore how time may be represented aesthetically in excessive, eccentric and unthinkable ways. Art appears to have found a means of getting around time’s dilemmas by depicting it as irrational or portraying the impossibility of getting a firm grasp of it. In art, time has long been shaped as something out of proportion, excessive, or even violent, which is evidenced by works such as Saturn Devouring his Son. On the one hand, papers may address any aspect of excesses in representing time. Possible contributions could be connected to works that magnify time phenomena and exploit the extremities of time experience. Submissions could focus…

Call for Papers: Images and words in exile. Avignon and Italy in the first half of the 14th century (1310-1352)

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Call for Papers Images and words in exile. Avignon and Italy in the first half of the 14th century (1310-1352) International Conference – Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut Florence and Avignon, 7 – 11 April 2011 Scientific Coordination: Elisa Brilli, Laura Fenelli, Gerhard Wolf (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut) At the start of the fourteenth century, far-reaching political events rapidly changed the set-up of the Mediterranean basin and together distorted the ‘Ordo universalis’ through which the material and symbolic space of ‘Christianitas’ had, for centuries, been understood. While the ‘topos’ of the Avignon papacy, or “Babylonian Captivity”, progressively took hold and Rome was increasingly portrayed as the new abandoned Jerusalem, the court of Avignon offered the opportunity for…

Reopening: Grainger Museum at Melbourne University

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Grainger Museum Re-opens Sunday 17 October The long-anticipated reopening of the Grainger Museum to the public will take place on Sunday 17 October at 1:00. Visitors can once again tour the rich and extensive collection that documents the life and times and interests of the remarkable Percy Grainger. The museum’s curators have put together a compelling new suite of exhibits that promise to fascinate and intrigue. The Grainger Museum reopens following a period of major works to preserve the historic building and upgrade its facilities for visitors, staff and the collection. Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882-1961) was an internationally renowned Australian-American composer and pianist. His extraordinarily full life also included pioneering work as a folk music collector and arranger, educator, social…